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FCC Rules On Dirty Words Could Become School Law

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Legislation proposed this month in the Arizona state Senate could cause teachers at public schools and universities to face suspension or termination ...

Rex Sinquefield Apologizes For Comment Linking Schools With KKK

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education

After sparking controversy by quoting a former judge who stated the Klu Klux Klan designed the American public school system to hurt African-Americans...

Will.i.am: Obama Isn't A 'Magic Man,' Holds Concert For Needy Students

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 04.11.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES — Will.i.am said he hoped to raise $1 million for his charity that benefits needy students at a concert Thursday night. Instead, he ...

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Celebrates Launch of Teach Plus D.C.

Teach Plus | Posted 04.11.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

On Tuesday, January 31, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined more than 200 teachers and policymakers to celebrate the launch of Teach Plus D.C.

Teachers At the Table With Secretary Duncan

Teach Plus | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

"Teacher voice is needed in order for real reform to take place," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told the inaugural cohort of Teach Plus D.C. Teaching Policy Fellows last week.

Dinner Is Now On The Menu In Nearly 200 California Schools

| Sue Frey | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. You've heard about free school lunches and breakfasts, but how about school suppers...

Homeless Mother To Plead Guilty In School Residency Case

AP | Posted 02.08.2012 | Education

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The lawyer for a Connecticut woman charged with enrolling her son in the wrong school district says she will be pleading guilty. ...

City Vows To Fight Teacher Who Said Kids Deserve To Drown

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

Christine Rubino, a former teacher who wrote her students 'deserved to drown,' has successfully won back her job at Brooklyn Public School 203. But he...

"I Just Want a Job"

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Anyone who thinks welfare recipients do nothing but sit around and cash their checks isn't familiar with the schedules of Tiffany and many others like her.

Principals Matter: School Leaders Can Drive Student Learning

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 10.02.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

So if principals matter, it would be worthwhile to understand what highly expert and effective principals do that matters so much. Are they good at hiring and keeping strong teachers?

Transforming Troubled Schools

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.03.2012 | Education
Robert Koehler

Restorative practices is a movement slowly transforming troubled schools and troubled communities around the globe -- a movement replacing zero tolerance and other punishment-based and wildly ineffective practices that increase people's feelings of separation and alienation from one another.

Opt Out Chronicles: Fighting Sabotage

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 04.01.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

We want the end of punitive high stakes testing that labels children, teachers and schools as failures. We do not want our tax dollars going to the pockets of testing and data companies. We refuse to allow our community-based public school be labeled as "failing."

When Charter Schools Fail, What Happens To The Kids?

The Hechinger Report | Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.31.2012 | Education

Terri Griffin made herself a promise when her youngest daughter was ready for kindergarten: the little girl would never set foot in an Akron public sc...

Amid 'Turnaround Agenda,' Teachers, Communities Overshadowed by Corporate Reforms

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.14.2012 | Education
Michelle Chen

The conversation about school reform in Washington is replete with big ideas -- glossy proposals for "accountability," putting the "students first," fixing "broken" schools, all in hopes of making America "competitive" again. Yet our schools are poorer than ever.

A Civil Right to a Good Education

Jack Jennings | Posted 03.31.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

We should make equal educational opportunity a federal civil right for all students. This should include the right to a challenging curriculum, well-trained and effective teachers, and the funding to provide these essentials.

Why the #EdSOTU Matters

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 03.30.2012 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

Most people have no clue what goes on in their local government. Everyone knows who the president is. But how many people can even name their representatives on their town council or school board without a Google search?

Raising the Dropout Age

John Bridgeland | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education
John Bridgeland

There are no silver bullets to solve the dropout crisis and blunt instruments often go too far. But when President Obama in his State of the Union address urged states to raise the legal dropout age, we cheered.

Rescuing the American Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For decades, the cornerstone of fulfilling the American dream has been getting a good education. But that cornerstone has crumbled for millions of America's children.

In These Halls

Brandy Ferner | Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents
Brandy Ferner

I do realize that just as these halls have the possibility of dimming my son's light, they also have the possibility -- and actually the intention of -- brightening my son's light and of giving him confidence, coping skills and pleasant memories.

New York City and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Alan Singer | Posted 03.28.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Metal detectors at school entrances make many New York City schools feel more like prisons than places where young people want to be and contribute to the sense that these are not a place where people are respected.

Inside DPS: Why You Should Never Miss a Parent-Teacher Conference

Jennifer Mrozowski | Posted 03.27.2012 | Detroit
Jennifer Mrozowski

I can hear it already: "Why should we have to incentivize parents to attend parent-teacher conferences?" But here's the thing: It works.

Whither the District: Leaders Must Lead on School Reform

Teach Plus | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Missing from the conversation about education reform has been a larger discussion of district and principal accountability.

I Represented All Teachers

Sara Ferguson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Sara Ferguson

As I attended President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, I was not alone. This invitation was an honor, but my dedication to education is not exceptional or unique. Because, for all teachers, it is our students that keep us going.

Afterschool Programs in Peril

Jodi Grant | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Jodi Grant

We don't have enough afterschool programs. And many programs are being forced to trim their offerings or close their doors due to the struggling economy and budget cutbacks it has brought.

Bishop Slams Public Schools: Hitler And Mussolini 'Would Love Our System'

Posted 01.24.2012 | Education

Religious leaders in Philadelphia are frustrated with the battle over school choice, to the extent that Harrisburg Bishop Joseph McFadden says fascist...